About Terry F. Torrey

It’s not a mystery

 [Image of T.F. Torrey in the desert in 2006 at Squaw Peak.] This is the personal website of author T.F. Torrey, the central point of his online life and writings. This website has been around in many forms since about 1999.

Who Is T.F. Torrey

T.F. Torrey wakes up every day filled with gratitude at being alive in the best time to be a writer in the history of the world. He works hard every day to write at pulp speed. He produces stories where quirky characters get drawn into murky plots, with a predilection for the absurd and the noir. His classical education in creative writing combined with deep study of character dynamics and narrative structure allows him to create stories that feel structurally sound and deeply satisfying, even when the characters face bleak circumstances and are unable to find satisfaction of their own. He counts Frank Gruber, Robert Heinlein, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, J.A. Konrath, Barry Eisler, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Dean Wesley Smith among his writing heroes. He endeavors to take maximum advantage of contemporary long-tail publication venues and 21st-century marketing channels to get his books into the hands of a growing legion of fans. He lives in sunny Arizona with his beautiful wife and lovely daughter, and his work can be found online at terryftorrey.com.


While nothing is sold directly from this site, and no personal information about readers is collected or stored by T.F. Torrey, this site uses cookies and analytics trackers, and is supported by advertising, merchandise sales and affiliate links. Find my full privacy policy here.

Mailing list and spam

I don’t like spam, and I don’t send e-mails to anyone who hasn’t asked for them by signing up for them, and every e-mail has a link for unsubscribing. Also, I won’t share my list of subscribers with anyone without a court order (which would be bizarre), but note that my mailing list is handled by MailChimp, and while I’m sure they protect all subscriber lists because their business depends on it, they have their own set of policies and standards. Generally, it’s safe to assume that the U.S. Government has a record of everything you do online.


Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, which means if you click on them and make a purchase, I will get a small commission. (This does not, however, increase the cost to the buyer.) In addition, sometimes people give me books or other products for free, and occasionally I review them afterward. However, my opinions and reviews are not influenced by any affiliate status. Whatever appears on this site is my honest opinion. My opinion about my own books, however, is greatly biased.


I’m is always thrilled to receive compliments, delighted to hear from old friends and family, appreciative of notes of typos, and receptive to criticism. Please send any of the above to tftorrey AT tftorrey DOT com, or use this handy form.